Scott C. Hamburger

Lieutenant at Warrant Section since December 2019
Service started January 2008, made $198,000 last year, active
White Male, 36

Substantiated Allegations:
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number

Lawsuit settlements:
$70,000   Holley, Tony vs City of New York, et al., 2017 EDNY EDNY 17CV00278
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Complaints

20 Allegations
1 Substantiated
11 Complaints
1 Substantiated (Command Discipline)
1 Alleged Victim Unavailable
4 Complainant Unavailable
4 Complainant Uncooperative
4 Exonerated
1 Unfounded
5 Unsubstantiated

September 2019 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Female, 21
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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January 2016 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Female, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search
Complainant: Black Female, 24
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 23
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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November 2015 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Nonlethal restraining device
Complainant: Black Male, 38
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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November 2015 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Stop
Complainant: Black Male, 26
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Search (of person)
Complainant: Black Male, 26
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Seizure of property
Complainant: Black Male, 26
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable
Allegation: Discourtesy: Action
Complainant: Black Male, 26
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Unavailable
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November 2014 Complaint
Allegation: Offensive Language: Race
Complainant: Black Female, 44
CCRB Conclusion: Unfounded
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June 2014 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Black Male, 31
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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January 2014 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number
Complainant: Black Male, 40
CCRB Conclusion: Substantiated (Command Discipline)
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop
Complainant: Black Male, 40
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - A
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July 2011 Complaint
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 47
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Question
Complainant: White Female, 71
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
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February 2011 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched
CCRB Conclusion: Unsubstantiated
Allegation: Force: Pepper spray
Complainant: Hispanic Male, 32
CCRB Conclusion: Exonerated
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October 2010 Complaint
Allegation: Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
Allegation: Discourtesy: Word
Complainant: Male
CCRB Conclusion: Complainant Uncooperative
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October 2008 Complaint
Allegation: Force: Physical force
Complainant: Male, 43
CCRB Conclusion: Alleged Victim Unavailable
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September 2019 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop Female, 21 Complainant Uncooperative
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January 2016 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Female, 24 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle search Black Female, 24 Exonerated
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 23 Exonerated
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November 2015 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Nonlethal restraining device Black Male, 38 Unsubstantiated
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November 2015 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Stop Black Male, 26 Complainant Unavailable
Abuse of Authority: Search (of person) Black Male, 26 Complainant Unavailable
Abuse of Authority: Seizure of property Black Male, 26 Complainant Unavailable
Discourtesy: Action Black Male, 26 Complainant Unavailable
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November 2014 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Offensive Language: Race Black Female, 44 Unfounded
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June 2014 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Black Male, 31 Complainant Uncooperative
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January 2014 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Refusal to provide name/shield number Black Male, 40 Substantiated (Command Discipline)
Abuse of Authority: Vehicle stop Black Male, 40 Unsubstantiated
NYPD Conclusion: Command Discipline - A
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July 2011 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Discourtesy: Word Hispanic Male, 47 Unsubstantiated
Abuse of Authority: Question White Female, 71 Unsubstantiated
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February 2011 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Premises entered and/or searched Unsubstantiated
Force: Pepper spray Hispanic Male, 32 Exonerated
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October 2010 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Abuse of Authority: Threat of arrest Male Complainant Uncooperative
Discourtesy: Word Male Complainant Uncooperative
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October 2008 Complaint
Allegation Complainant CCRB Conclusion
Force: Physical force Male, 43 Alleged Victim Unavailable
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Conclusion Meanings:

'Exonerated': Also referred to as 'Within NYPD Guidelines' - the alleged conduct occurred but did not violate the NYPD's own rules, which often give officers significant discretion.
'Substantiated': The alleged conduct occurred and it violated the rules. The NYPD has discretion over what, if any, discipline is imposed.
'Unfounded': Evidence suggests that the event or alleged conduct did not occur.
'Unsubstantiated': CCRB has fully investigated but could not affirmatively conclude both that the conduct occurred and that it broke the rules.

Further details on conclusion definitions.


Lawsuits

Named in 5 known lawsuits, $70,000 total settlements.

Sanchez, Juan vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 702892/2012, Supreme Court - Queens, January 24, 2013

Cramer et al v. The City of New York et al
Case # 15CV04642, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2015
Pending
Complaint
Description: While Plaintiff was sitting in his parked car, defendant officers approached him, ordered him to exit, and forcefully arrested him. Sgt. Boyce put Plaintiff in a chokehold and Officers beat him multiple times. Plaintiff was taken to the 102nd Precinct and then the hospital. He was charged with 120.5(3); 195.05; 205.30; 1192(4); 221.05; and 240.20. Six days later, Plaintiff was driving and pulled over to let a police car pass. Instead, the police car pulled along side of him, the same officers from the previous arrest approached the car, and issued Plaintiff a summons for "Double Parking", which was later dismissed. Two days after that, Plaintiff was again pulled over by the same officers who issued him a sum...

Bailey v. The City of New York et al
Case # 15CV01110, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, 2015
Pending
Original Complaint, Amended Complaint
Description: Defendants Officers responded to an area where shots were fired. After arresting two suspects and recovering a gun, they still stopped Plaintiff's car and brought him to the 103rd Precinct for questioning. He was detained for several hours and interrogated before being charged with various felonies related to the shooting that evening. All charges were later dismissed.

Cornand, Robert vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 16CV05518, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, October 14, 2016, ended May 13, 2019
Zero Disposition
Complaint, First Amended Complaint
Description: Defendants executed the search warrant on plaintiff's home alleging that it was a drug den. Plaintiff is an elderly man and was shocked when the warrant was executed an suffered a heart-attack. Plaintiff was accused of series crimes which were eventually dismissed. Defendants left plaintiff's home unsecured which resulted in items being stolen from plaintiff's home while he was incarcerated.

Holley, Tony vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 17CV00278, U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, February 8, 2017, ended January 1, 2018
$70,000 Settlement
Complaint
Description: The plaintiff was out shopping with his siblings when he was approached by the defendant officers with their weapons drawn. One of the defendant officers tasered the plaintiff in the chest causing injury. The plaintiff was transported to the hospital followed by the 103rd Precinct. The plaintiff was charged with fraudulent accosting, promoting gambling in the second degree, and possession of a gambling device. The charges were acquitted.

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